olivier van herpt develops technique for 3D printing functional ceramics
all images © olivier van herpt
there’s a saturation of rapid prototyping solutions on the market, and although many them aren’t capable of producing objects at human scale, eindhoven-based artist olivier van herpt developed a new technique for 3D printing ceramics in medium and large scale. during his on-going research and experimentation process, he modified and configured an extruding machine able to manufacture objects up to 80 cm in height and with a diameter of 42 cm. by altering the settings of the bespoke 3D printer, van herpt created a series of different clay pieces such as the 3D woven collection and sediment collection, which comprises thin layers of ceramics.
overview of the modified ceramic 3D printer
functional design objects such as bowls, plates and decorative objects can be printed using van herpt’s technique
detail of the extruded layers
the sediment collection has some of the thinnest 3D printed ceramics layers available
the 3D woven collection comprises of a weave pattern reminiscent of artisan production